Category Archives: objects

Eaten by Worm and Rats, then Blown Away by the Farting Misericord.

While the academic records can tell the story of an individual, so can the objects that an individual chooses to leave behind. Grave markers tell the story of the dead as told by the living, but a cenotaph tell the … Continue reading

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The Ships Graveyard at Purton, Gloucestershire

I have this incredible attachment to place; but what is place attachment, and what is this to do with history? How do we relate to it, interact with it, experience it, understand place? How (if at all) is the relationship … Continue reading

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Got that #Friday feeling? Fancy a day out?

Leawood Pump house is open on Sunday 3 July so what could be better than to get yourself down to the Cromford Canal and the High Peak Junction. Take a train ride from Whasandwell to Cromford and take yourself back … Continue reading

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Day Out? – Enjoy our Industrial Heritage

At a loose end this weekend? Got that #Friday feeling? Get yourself down to Leawood Pump House and High Peak Junction on the Cronford Canal. Take a train ride from Whasandwell to Cromford and walk back along one of the … Continue reading

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Making time for recycling

Some people think that recycling is a new idea, but in fact it has been around for years. Before the days of cheap mass produced products, things were made by the hand of the skilled craftsperson. Items were crafted with care, … Continue reading

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Pens, paper, scissors… It’s so easy to take these everyday objects for granted

This has to be one of the best short films I have seen for sometime now. It captures something very special, and something that not everyone can see, tacit knowledge. Just watch Cliff’s hands, and how he handles the scissors; … Continue reading

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The River Severn, a river flowing through landscape and time

I have this strange fascination with the River Severn, I am clearly a Severn Bore. I did not fully understand why until I studied a branch of history known as Public History. The definition of Public History changes from day … Continue reading

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